It's your classic American success story, really: Man works hard, man saves up, man moves into that $2.5 million mansion on the hill in Boca Raton. Just livin' the American dream. 24/7, 365. Open on Sunday's.
From the Sun-Sentinel:
Andre Barbosa is squatting in style.
The 23-year-old has moved into an empty $2.5 million mansion in a posh Boca Raton neighborhood, using an obscure Florida real estate law to stake his claim on the foreclosed waterside property.
The police can't move him. No one saw him breaking into the 5-bedroom house, so it's a civil matter. And representatives for the real owner, Bank of America, said they are aware of the situation and are following a legal process.
But the situation is driving his wealthy neighbors crazy.
"This is a very upsetting thing," said next door neighbor Lyn Houston. "Last week, I went to the Bank of America and asked to see the person in charge of mortgages. I told them, 'I am prepared to buy this house.' They haven't even called me back."
Okay, two things: 1. How is this jackpot that Barbosa hit that upsetting to Ms. Lyn Houston? It's clear in the article that he's not throwing huge bangers or inviting over 80 hookers or recreating the "Juicy" music video in his new pool. He's just scored big time—pulling the ultimate squatter destination, and doing it without bothering anyone in the neighborhood. Why is it that bored, (presumably retired) busybodies like Houston always ruin awesome things for people like Barbosa?
Which brings me to Point 2. Barbosa is hilarious.
Barbosa, according to records, is a Brazilian national who refers to himself as "Loki Boy," presumably after the Norse god of mischief. He did not return calls.
Someone with his name has been boasting about his new home on Facebook, even calling it Templo de Kamisamar.
Barbosa also posted a notice in the front window naming him as a "living beneficiary to the Divine Estate being superior of commerce and usury."
Do you, living beneficiary to the Divine Estate. Do you, Loki Boy.